Adimali: In a bizarre incident, police arrested a drunk man who arrived at the hospital and demanded his newborn baby and wife, hours after delivery, to go on a leisure trip to Kodaikkanal.
The crazy man has been identified as Naveen Thomas, a native of Chanduvare in Munnar. Police also arrested his drunk friend Selvath, who accompanied Naveen to the hospital. The incident happened at Adimali Taluk Hospital on Friday at about 4pm.
Naveen’s wife gave birth on Friday afternoon. To celebrate the joy of his fatherhood, Naveen and his friend Selvath went to a nearby bar and got drunk. In inebriated state, the two reached the hospital and tried to enter the labour room. But, hospital staff stopped them.
This led to a heated argument between the two parties. He then demanded an immediate discharge of his wife and child, because he wanted to take them for a leisure trip to Kodaikkanal. Hospital authorities initially thought that Naveen was kidding. As the situation turned serious, authorities alerted police.
Both were taken in custody. Police registered a case against the two for charges of drunken brawl and produced them before the court.